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An adolescent and adult formulation combined tetanus, diphtheria and five-component pertussis vaccine.

Pichichero, Michael E; DeTora, Lisa M; Johnson, David R.
Expert Rev Vaccines; 5(2): 175-87, 2006 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | Abr 2006 | ID: mdl-16608418
Resumo: Pertussis causes substantial morbidity among adolescents and adults, as well as other persons in contact with affected individuals. In the context of widespread childhood immunization, vaccination of adolescents and adults is a relatively new strategy for reducing the disease in all age groups. ADACEL is a tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis combination vaccine (incorporating pertussis toxoid, filamentous hemagglutinin, pertactin and fimbriae type 2 and 3 antigens) formulated for use in adolescents and adults based on similar products designed for infants and children. ADACEL vaccine is approved for use in Australia, Canada, Germany and the USA, and has been demonstrated to induce robust immune responses and acceptable levels of reactogenicity in clinical trials. Surveillance data from Canada, where ADACEL vaccine has been used in adolescents and adults in conjunction with ongoing childhood vaccination for several years, indicate an enhanced overall reduction in pertussis disease.